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I recently got an HP Pavilion as a gift for my birthday, and I was wondering whether it's possible to upgrade the PSU and install a new graphics card (I have the gtx 1060 6 GB Mini in mind). I read that the HP I have uses a proprietary 6-pin connector for the PSU. Therefore, I can't just buy a 24-pin power supply. 

 

Is there a way to upgrade the PSU through an adapter? Does HP offer higher wattage power supplies and, if so, where can I buy them. Also, should I just take the risk and buy the 1060? My current PSU is 310 W rated Gold.

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Greetings!

 
Welcome to the HP Support Community. This is a great place to get support, find answers and tips to your technical queries. I have reviewed your post and I understand, you are trying to upgrade the graphics card on the computer. 


Don't worry, I'm here to help! 

 

HP Pavilion 690-0022na Gaming Desktop PC has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti (4 GB).

 

Product Specification

 

You can upgrade to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 but you'll need a power supply of 400 W or greater.  An extra adapter is not required for the PSU but make sure you select the right form-factor. You can look on eBay or Amazon for the parts.

 

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@HellKnight,

Sadly your not able to use that card !

The HP 690 LINCS motherboard does use a proprietary power supply.   It is non-standard.    You can not adapt it.

GTX1050Ti is a 75W card, getting all its power from the PCIE slot.  The GTX 1060 and greater require PCIE power leads not available to the HP 690 series. See here.

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It's strange that the HP adviser said that I can, in fact, change the power supply, so I don't know what to believe, honestly. I am pretty sure that the motherboard uses a proprietary 6-pin connector for the PSU so I guess I can't do much about it. Would it be possible to use an adapter like this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Z220-Z230-SFF-ATX-24-Pin-to-Motherboard-2-Port-6-Pin-Power-Supply-Cabl...

 

If not, is it possible to order a PSU from another model that uses a 6-pin connector? Since I'm in the UK, most of the stock from hp parts surfer isn't available.

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@Asmita6658 

 

Hello, thank you for your reply. 

 

Is it true that I don't need an adapter for the motherboard? From what I see, the Lincs model has a proprietary 6-pin connector for the Power Supply, while the standart ATX PSUs available for purchase have 24-pin connectors.

 

Also, is it possible to order a power supply that has a 6-pin connector from another HP configuration and subsequently install it in my PC?

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@HellKnight,

The linc motherboard has Two 2x2 pin plugs.  The first is the main power, the second is CPU power. There is an inline 3rd connector, with 3 wires, for the 12v fan line.

Where are you getting your information that the LINCS board has a 6 pin main power header?

Because you do not believe me, I have reported this to the HP Moderators. It will now become their headache.

 It is your fault you did not look at the motherboard connectors before making that statement about 6 pin main power header.

 

LINCS MB.JPG

 

 

 

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Thank you  Old Geekster,

 

Appreciate your KUDO.

Alas the OP is going to melt down his computer with adapters.

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I recently got an HP Pavilion as a gift for my birthday, and I was wondering whether it's possible to upgrade the PSU and install a new graphics card (I have the gtx 1060 6 GB Mini in mind). I read that the HP I have uses a proprietary 6-pin connector for the PSU. Therefore, I can't just buy a 24-pin power supply. 

 

Is there a way to upgrade the PSU through an adapter? Does HP offer higher wattage power supplies and, if so, where can I buy them. Also, should I just take the risk and buy the 1060? My current PSU is 310 W rated Gold.


hi dear freind

Upgrading your desktop PC’s graphics card can give your gaming a pretty big boost. It’s also a fairly easy thing to do. In fact, the hardest part is choosing the right card right card in the first place.

 

just my opinion 

and for how i know some steps 

 

  1. Unscrew slots. 
  2. Unplug power connectors. 
  3. Plug out, Plug in.
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@wb2001 wrote:

@HellKnight,

The linc motherboard has Two 2x2 pin plugs.  The first is the main power, the second is CPU power. There is an inline 3rd connector, with 3 wires, for the 12v fan line.

Where are you getting your information that the LINCS board has a 6 pin main power header?

Because you do not believe me, I have reported this to the HP Moderators. It will now become their headache.

 It is your fault you did not look at the motherboard connectors before making that statement about 6 pin main power header.

 

LINCS MB.JPG

 

 

 


 

 

@wb2001

Wow, I was just asking a question. Judging by the style of your writing, it seems that you need some therapy for your anger-management issues. 

What were you trying to accomplish with this reply anyways other than being smug?

 

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